January 14, 2014

Leaving Disney World Behind

Due to a stagnating Walt Disney World, my travel dollars this year are going to Europe. We haven't been to the World in 5 years, and there is nothing there that is drawing us back. And, as much as I love it, Disneyland Paris is not on the drawing boards as part of our visit. Not even the new Ratatouille attraction will pull me in. Perhaps when something is added to the original Paris kingdom, I will gladly return.

Our "home base" destination for Europe has already been established, and thanks to tons of miles from business trips, the flights are booked. I am not entirely sure exactly where we will end up, but I know it will be magical. 

How can a guest not explore any portion of the continent without feeling it? The wonderful main cities, the small quaint villages. New people, new experiences.

I'd suggest others follow my advice, and go elsewhere this year- even explore your own city. Until Disney gets we fans are serious about demanding more, they will continue to give us less.

8 comments:

Matt Hunter Ross said...

That looks incredible

Dan said...

I know this is pretty common from big-time Disney fans due to FP+ and the lack of new attractions. We have a baby this year so are skipping Disney either way, but I do wonder about where the parks are heading. Right now, it doesn't look good.

Mark Taft said...

Yeah, I am pretty blessed to be able to go to Europe. Thanks to all my business miles! Just saw the first commercial for Diagon Alley- and I have to say, Disney better get it in gear or they will lose two days of an Orlando vacation next time!

Niels den Hartog said...

Bet you wil like it. Then againa, i am Dutch so I have to say this I guess lol. Enjoy!

Niels den Hartog said...

Bet You will like it. Then again, I am Ducth so I guess I have to say this lol. Enjoy!

Mark Taft said...

I find travel to Europe always a pleasure!

Thomas Rieger said...

For me is quite the oposite. As a European I'll finally fulfil a dream of visiting Dinsey W. I think I might be even more exited than my children... I have already booked a hotels near disney world and I'm counting the days... The best of lucks in Europe and visit the French Riviera ;)

Mark Taft said...

Niels, Thomas, where would you recommend we go? Thomas, we are considering the south of France, but our budget is very very small. What would you recommend? If you want any assistance with your Disney trip, I would be glad to help you.